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1 hour ago, HazletonEagle said:

But Danny made 10 this year. We cut space. Should be closer to the non-tax payer MLE.

Can still shed Kork, Shake, and Thybulle salary. 

If they wanted to shed shake why pick up his option?

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46 minutes ago, Shepard Wong said:

I wonder if there is any chance Harris let’s them buy a 2nd rounder to try to grab someone like Liddel if he keeps falling?

This is what i am hoping for

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1 hour ago, 4for4EaglesNest said:

Bye Danny 

Embiid did Danny in. Embiid gets injured, and dishes out injuries. 😂

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52 minutes ago, Shepard Wong said:

I wonder if there is any chance Harris let’s them buy a 2nd rounder to try to grab someone like Liddel if he keeps falling?

How poor are they that need permission to buy a pick lol

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Perkins compared Trevor Keels to Bane, what. They need a true talent evaluator for the 2nd round. Bilas big board has also been bad 

 

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1 minute ago, DaEagles4Life said:

Perkins compared Trevor Keels to Bane, what. They need a true talent evaluator for the 2nd round. Bilas big board has also been bad 

 

Idk why they have perk doing draft coverage. He is horrible at it. I have to imagine they have better analysts then him who watched these kids more. 

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38 minutes ago, e-a-g-l-e-s eagles! said:

Idk why they have perk doing draft coverage. He is horrible at it. I have to imagine they have better analysts then him who watched these kids more. 

https://twitter.com/ChrisVernonShow/status/1540184813499465731?t=41OylmH26daIamH-dcr_LQ&s=19

 

 

38 minutes ago, e-a-g-l-e-s eagles! said:

Idk why they have perk doing draft coverage. He is horrible at it. I have to imagine they have better analysts then him who watched these kids more. 

 

 

 

 

 

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7 hours ago, e-a-g-l-e-s eagles! said:

 

yep. a young, 2-way guard for injured danny green & a late 1st. and i think they can play him with maxey & harden at times.

hopefully there are more moves to come but the melton move was a good one. 

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8 hours ago, e-a-g-l-e-s eagles! said:

 

I don't remember him shooting a lot of corner 3s. My main issue with him was he never developed much of ball handling skills to be more of a lead guard so he was stuck between positions. 

He absolutely loves his step back 3 and is really streaky. I thought he loved it a bit too much with 16 seconds left on the shot clock  instead of attacking downhill which he is pretty good at and became frustrating to watch 

He is a a better on ball defender than Thybulle and can guard both positions so can take the the main guy for Harden or Maxey. 

 

Just now, iladelphxx said:

Detroit is going to be a problem 

Will be a fun league pass team to watch this year 

 

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[Rich Hofmann] On free agency, Daryl Morey mentioned that the Sixers will be under CBA constraints (mini mid-level and minimums, likely). Said there are "maybe 8-12 options" that will be in that price range, can contribute and be in the playoff rotation.

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Posted by 2 hours ago
 
 

ESPN+ gave the Sixers a B+ rating from last night

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https://www.espn.com/nba/insider/insider/story/_/id/34131478/nba-draft-trade-grades-breaking-every-move-draft-day

Four years ago, Sixers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey took Melton with the No. 46 pick, envisioning him playing alongside James Harden for the Houston Rockets. That never came to pass because Melton was traded to the Phoenix Suns two months later before ever playing in Houston. Now, after a stop in Memphis where Melton established himself as the kind of impact defender Morey surely expected, that plan will finally play out in Philadelphia.

Playing off the bench for the Grizzlies, Melton developed into a reliable shooter (39% from 3-point range the past two seasons) who offers one of the league's better combinations of rebounds, steals and blocks from the backcourt. Melton is stretched a bit as a lead ball handler but won't likely have to play that role much for the Sixers alongside Harden and Tyrese Maxey. Meanwhile, his shooting differentiates him from new teammate Matisse Thybulle, also an ace perimeter defender.

From Philadelphia's standpoint, Melton's descending contract (which pays him $8.25 million in 2022-23 and $8 million in 2023-24) was surely appealing. The 76ers could rightfully believe Melton is far better (and younger; he's still just 24) than anybody they could have signed by using their non-taxpayer midlevel exception this summer.

With Melton on the books instead of Green's non-guaranteed contract, Philadelphia will presumably now be limited to the smaller taxpayer midlevel exception. Having both that and Melton is preferable in the short term to having the No. 23 pick and the non-taxpayer exception. Melton probably won't start for the Sixers, who presumably want more size on the perimeter, but he could finish games alongside Harden and Maxey depending on the matchups.

Down the road, Philadelphia might miss having a first-round pick on a rookie contract. The 76ers will send next year's first-rounder to the Brooklyn Nets as part of the Harden trade and owe a top-six-protected pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder from the deal to acquire Green. That leaves Philly with just one first-round pick over the next three years.

 

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Zach Harper from the Athletic:

 

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76ers acquire Melton

This is a great pickup for the Sixers. Green tore his ACL and LCL back in mid-May. Maybe he comes back next season or maybe he decides to call it quits after 13 years in the NBA and three championships. He was unlikely to contribute to Philadelphia this season. So they move his salary attached to the 23rd pick and end up with De’Anthony Melton. That’s a brilliant value play by president of basketball operations Daryl Morey. Melton fits perfectly into everything Morey wants out of his complementary guards.

Melton is a hellish defender and gets after everybody. He’s 6 foot 3 with nearly a 6-foot-9 wingspan and can handle anybody on the perimeter. He’s good on the ball and off the ball. His athletic ability, tenacity and execution on that end of the floor pass the eye test and then some. His numbers pass the analytics test, as well.

Since coming into the NBA in 2018, Melton is the only player in the league to log at least 200 games while shooting at least 36.0 percent from 3-point range and grabbing a 3.0 percent steal rate. He’s one of just five players in NBA history to play at least 200 games with a 36.0 percent or better 3-point accuracy and a steal rate of at least 3.0 percent. Chris Paul, John Stockton, Charlie Ward and Pablo Prigioni are the other four.

Melton is a much improved outside shooter and a much more controlled attacker off the bounce than what we saw when he first came into the NBA. He shot 29.4 percent on 235 attempts from deep in his first two seasons. In his last two seasons, Melton improved to 38.8 percent on 583 attempts from downtown. He doesn’t turn the ball over nearly as much as he used to. He’s a good rebounder for his size and position. Overall, Melton is just an extremely valuable role player, and he has two more seasons under contract at a total of $16.5 million, which is a great value.

He’ll fit nicely next to James Harden. He’ll fit nicely next to Tyrese Maxey. And you can even play him with both guys on the floor at the same time. The odds of the Sixers getting a ready-made player at 23 in this draft were very low. That’s how you execute

Grade: A-plus

 

 

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